US 3200819: "Aug. 17, 1965 H. A. GILBERT 3l2OOo8l9 SMOKELESS NON-TOBACCO CIGARETTE Filed April 17, 1963 (OCR)"



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Patent Title: Aug. 17, 1965 H. A. GILBERT 3l2OOo8l9 SMOKELESS NON-TOBACCO CIGARETTE Filed April 17, 1963 (OCR)
Patent Number: 3200819 Filing Date: Jan 01, 0001
Application Number: Issue Date: Aug 17, 1965
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Aug. 17, 1965 H. A. GILBERT 3l2OOo8l9 SMOKELESS NON-TOBACCO CIGARETTE Filed April 17, 1963 0 L L T LL f C%i C4 U. to a) C\l OD to Ln @ C6 CQ O D U. CD C\i LL. L L . C I J In CN" to to CD U. OD OD U,) U. INVENTOR H e r b e r t A . G i l b e r t ID A T T O R N E Y - 5


3 2 0 0 2 8 1 9 United States Patent Office , 3 200,819 SMOKELESS NOR-'IOBACICO CIC.ARETTF, Herbert A. Gilbert, 278 MelCinley Road, Beaver Falls, Pa. Filed Apr. 17, 1963, Ser. No. 273,624 10 Claims. (C]. 128-208) 5 The -present invention relates to a smokeless non- to-bacco ci@arette ancl has for an object to provide a safe a,nd harmless means for and method of smoking by re- placina. bupnin-. tobacco and paper with heated, inoist, 10 flavored air; :or by inhaling warm medicatic)n intia the lungs in case of a respiratory aihnent under direction of a physician. Another object of thf,@ invention is to provide an article of manufacture resembling a cigarette by which air may 15 be drawn throu,@bl a porous substance of eL cartridge which has been moistened with a 4@hemically hatmless flavorin.- preparation, corabining moisture and taste fol- lowing which the moist aridflavored air passes throu-h a section of the deyice heated by a suitable heating,@,-Ie- 20 n,ient so that warm, moist and flavored air is drawn ilito the mouth and if desired into the lungs of the user ' A furt@her object of the i@nvention is to provide a smoke- less non-tobacco cigarette in which pr,ovision is inade fGr circulating the fluid around the heating element in a tur- 25 bulent rnanner to suitably raise the ti@mperature of the inhalent mixture, with the purpose that the temperature of the flavored air may approximat@, t@hat of cigarette snioke. A further object is to insulate the blat so-Lirce so that 30 the "Cigarette" may be held in the fingers without dis- comfort to the user's hand. With the foregoing and other Dbjects in view, tlle ln vention will be more 'Lully d-@scribed liereiiiafter, and Will be more partic-,ilarly pointed out in the claims appended 35 hereto. In the drawings, wberein like symbols refer to like or corresponding parts throughout the several views: (F,IC)rURE I is a side clevational view of the completed article constructed in accordance with the invention in 4:( simulation of a ei,aarette. FIGURE 2 is a longitudinal section taken t- hrough the same with all interior parts assembled, FIGURE 3 is a cross-sectional view take,.n on the line 3-3 in FIGURF- 2, 45 FIGU@RE 4 is a side elevational view of a form cf fla- vor cartrid.-e efnployed. FIGURE 5 is a transverse sectional view -taken on the line 5-5 in FIGU.RE 2. . 50 FIGURE 6 is a similar view taken on the ae 6- 6 in FIGURE 2. FIGURE 7 is a longitudinal sectional view Df a foiin of outer tube. FIGURE 8 is a sin-lilar view of a form of insulating .55 liner. @FIGU@RE 9 is a Ion.-itudinal sectional view of a form of mouthpiece that may be employed@ FIGURE 10 is a side elevational view of a forin of heating element or vactium tube or bulb that may be 60 employed. Referrin,g,more particularly to the drawings, 15 desi'g- nates an external tube made prefe-t-ably in th-, size, color and form of a cigarette, such tube having an outer end portion 16 and an inner end portion 17. ro5 Su'b@dividing the interior space of the exlernal tube is an interiial shoulder 13 which is prefe-rably clos er to the outer end portion 16 than to the opposite inner end pol-- tion 17, thus dividing the tu,,be into relatively short and substantially longer cham;bers. 70 I T-be tube 15 is supplied at the inner end portion ,17 atented ALg. 17, 1965 2 wit,h inter-nal threads 19 or some other means of connection for a alouthpiece as laterdescribed. in the outer end portion 16 is detacha@bly fitted a flavor cartridge 20 of soine stiitable absorbent material, proferably having longitudiiial spaced passag@s 21 therethrougli of a small diameter. The cartrid,-e 20 is abutted against the outer edge of the internal shoulder 18 and is of an exter-@ial diameter to fit snugly into the outer end portion 16 so that it will be held therein by friction or other suitablemeans. Within the more forward chamber,of thr, outer tube 15 is receiv,-d atubular preferaibly of insulating ma- terial and having an interna:l wall 23 of a forin and character to tumble the air or create tur-bulence therein. This iriternal wall may be spiralled or rifled as indicated. A mouthpiece 24 is affixed to the inrier end portion 17 of the tube 15 in any appropriate manner, preferably detachably as by externalthreads 26 oii the hollow shank 25 of the iri@outhpiece which mate with flie internal threads 19 in the inner end portion of the outer tu@be 15. As shown in FIGURE 2, the free outer end of the hollow shank 25, wheniitted home in the outer tube, will enco Lit'iter and push the insci t 22 against the inner wall of the internal ghoulder 18 thus holding the insert 22 imTriovably in place. . Tha hollow shank 25 will preferably have an outstanding shoulder 27 @forwardly of the tbreads 26 to enga,-e the inner end of the tube 15 in the completely assembled Pos@ition of the mouthpiece 2,i ielativ@-ly to the outer tube 15- As best seen in FIGURE 6 showing a cross-section through th-@ hollow siiaik portioi 25 of tile mbuthpiece, a spider formation is shown providing air draft spaces 23 bet-vieen the hollow shank 25 and an inner ring 29 spaced inwardly from the hollow shank 25 and connected therewith by radial ar.,ns 39. The air draft spaces 28 conimunicate with the sucticn orifice 40 of the mouthPICCE at the inner end and at t-he outer end m,,ith the space circulmseribed by the inner wall 23 of the tubular in- 'sert 22- @vithin the inner r@uig 29 Is a threaded electric socket 30 and forwardly thereof a battery cavity 3@l for detachably re-ceiving a battery 32 having an inner contact 33 and an oiiter contalet 34 with a contact strip 35 between the inner contact 33 and the sock,@t 30. The heating elenient is prefera-bly a vacuum tube or butb .36 h?,ving a screw plug 37 for detachable engagement with the socice@t 30. The screw plug 3.7 has an clid contact 38 adapted to close against the outer battery contact 34. The ibulb or tube 36, similar to a light bulb, is preferably elon,@ated alid of a diaraeter to fit witiiin the insert 2,2 in sucli manner as to provide an clongated heating passaze throughout the leno,,,th ;of the bulb and around t-he complete circumferen@e Of the bulb 36. In assei7ibly, the flavor cartri(?,g,. 20 can be introduced aiid re@qioved v,,ithout regard to the other uiiits of the device. Befo@,e the mouthpiece ?4 is assembled to the external tube 15, th,- I;ncr 22 is slid thro@,igh the open inner end POttion Of 'Lhe tube until the outey end of the linet 22 encounteis ffle inter-iial shoulder 13. The bulb 36 will be i-nolliiited to the soclet 30 while, the mo,,ithpiece 24 is detar-,hed from the ttibe 15 whereupon the bulb 36 may be introdac@d into the insert 22 as the mouthpiece 24 is P-Lit in"o place and rotatea to effect attacbnient of the moi- ithpiece to the oilter tub@- 15, The final home posi- t' f th ion o c T)art@@ is indicated in FIGURE 2 in which the bc)llow sh-.nk 25 er@gages the inner end of the insert 2z while the outer end of the insert is abutted against ttie internal shou.Ider 13. Vlhen the bulb 36 is assembled to the sock-at 30 its tip end 33 will enga,@e t-lic inner battery contact 3,3 and coni-


3 plete th6 circuit throtigh the filament of the bulb 1,6 by the contact strip 35. Thus the bulb 36 will be illumiiiated or energized before assembly to the ex'Lernal tube 15. - Th-@ battery 32 is removable so that wh--n exhausted, a f.,esh dry battery m-,ty be substil,lltcd, ace--ss to t',ie same being bad by first- 1-itiscrewiTig the mouthpiece 2,1 and withdrawing the bulb 36 and stibse,-,Lently remov:ing the bulb 36 from its socket 30. The insert 22 is preferably of a cer,,imic material. By the act of intialation through the moutlipiece 24, air froi-a the al-.ibient atmosphere is drawn in through the passagfs 21 of the cartrid.-e 20 which has been imoregiialed w-th suitable flavoring material which is picked up by the iri.haled a,.r and siich -,Lir then pass--s into ti-ie heatin,, chamber and is caused to ilow aroL,,Pd ttie heatirig bulo 36, the heated and flavored air finally passing through th-, i@ioutbpiece 24 into the mouth aiid also, if desired, into the lungs. The ti-imbling of the air aro-Lind t@17c heat soiirco provides for uniformity of heat transfer while the insert 22 also serves to insi,-Iate the basic tube iS so that it does not become hot to the hand of the tiser. The cartridge 20 may be co.,@tip6sed of a porous, m oisture-holding slibstance suel-i as -.elt or plastic spong-- although there are rrany oth-,r materials wnich will serve the purpose. The impregnat@'.on Nvil'i be by a h,@,rriiiess favored chemical compoilind. As suggested, such coiripounds may be s6lutions ranging from sligiitly nienthola@ed water to a solution which would simulate artificially the favor of Scotch Nvhisky@ Many other solutions and flavors may be employed. The outer tlibe may be of plastic, fiber gl@ass or any other appropriate material. The memb--r 24 as showri in the dra@,,iin.-S is shaped in the fashion of a moutbp@ece but it is not necessary that it be so sl@iaped. The tlibular shape of the outer titbe 15 may be continued to the right hand end of the moui:hpiece ij' desired to ftirther the illusion of a cigarette. Some of the advaritales of the invention are: (a) There is no open flame or fire and fire hazard is therefore eliminated. (b) Nothing is consumed so that there is no smol@,e, ashes or dirt. (e) Since the air which enters the lil-ngs of the user comes into contact with only inert materials, there is nothing of an injurious nature being placed into the respiratory system of the user. (d) Heated medication for resp-.ratory ailments n-lay be induted into the lungs of a user of this invention should a physician feel the same desirable. (e) Persons who Nvish to smoke but have b,-en advised a-ainst such a practice by their doctor may use this invention to maintain the s,,itisfaction of smoking without any of its disadvantag,,-s. (f) By chan.-ing the liquid employed to nioisten the cartrid.-c 20, a variety of tastes may be @mparted to the warm moist air which serves to dup@@eate the smokin.- sensation. (g) The size and shape of the device according to this invention may approximate the size and sbape of a cigarette; therefore its use will not call undue attention to the user. A white coloration of the basic tube 15 and mouthpiece will further add to this illusion. It is to be understood that various deta@'lls of the exemplary structures cbosen to illustrate the invention are capable of being modified and in some cases omitted without departing from the broad principl.-s of the invention as defined by the more broadly worded of the appended claims. What is claimed is: 1. A smokeless non-tobacco ci@-arette comprising (a) an external tibe havipg inner and outer end portions, 3,200,819 4 (b) a flavor cartridpe in the outer end portion, (c) hea,Ling means in the tube, (d) a tubular liner also in the tube at least partially surrounding and spaced from the heating means and bavin- (e) an internal wall shaped to produce turbulence in the air stream drawn through the space between - the heating means and tubular liner, (f) a rnouthpiece on the inner end portion of the tube 10 for drawing atmosphere air by inhaling tbrough the outer end portion of th.- tube including the cartridae and through the space between the hp-ating means - alrid liner and into the mouth of the user, and said cartridge having air passages therethrough communicating at the oi-iter end of th-- tube with the at- 15 mosphere and at the inner end of the tube with said spac@-2 and ultimately with the mouthpiece for permittiiig air to be drawn past the flavor cartridge for inhalation by the user at the mouthpiece. 20 2. A smol-,eless non-tobacco cig-,trette as claimed in claim I in which the internal wall (e) of the tubular liner is rifled to produce the turbulent effect reciled. - 3. A smokeless non-tobacco cigarette as claimed in ciaim I in which the tubular liner (d) is of heat insulat- 25 ip-,@ material and in whicli the internal wall (e) is spirally grooved to tumble the air around the heating means. 4. A smokeless non-tbbacco cigarette as claimed in claim I in which the flavor cartridge (b) cornprises (h) a porous substance moistened with 30 (i) a chemically harmless flavoring material. S. A smokeless non-tobacco cigarette as claimed in claim 4 iii which the porous substance (h) is traiersed by @ (i) air passages running lengthwise of the tube ope n3,5 ing at the outer end to atmosvhere and at the iiiner end to the space between the heating means and the liner. 6. A smokeless non-tobacco cigarette as claimed in claim I in which the tube has 40 (h) an inwardly projectin.- di-vision shoulder consti- tuting a stop against the rear edge of which the flavor cartridge is abutted and against the forward edge of wbich the rear end of the liner is abutted. 7. A smokeless non-tobacco cigarette as claimed in 45 claim I in which the mouthpiece (f) includes (h) a hollow sbank detachably interloclced with the external tube and, abtitted against the inner end portion of the liner. S. A smokeless non-tobacco cigarette co-mprising 50 (a) on external tube having inner and outer end por- tions, (b) a flavor cartridge in the outer end portion, (c) heating means in the tube, (d) a tubular liner also in the tube at least partially 55 surroun ing and spaced from the heating means and having (e) an internal wall shaped to produce turbulence in, the air stream drawn through the space between the heating means and tubular liner, 6o (f) a mouthi)iece on the inner end portion of the tlibe for drawing atrnospheric air by inhaling throi-i.-h the outer end portion of the tube including the cartrid,@e and throtigh the spac-- between the heating means and liner and into the molith of the 65 user, (g) said cartridge having air passages therethrough communicating at the outer end of ihe tube witb the atmosphere and at tle inner erid of the tube with said space and ultimately witli the inouthpiece 70 for permitting air to b,- drawn past the flavor cartridge for inhalation by the user at the mouthpiece, (h) an electric soclcet in the mouthpiece, said heating means -being an electric bulb having (i) a plug entered into the s6cket, and 75 (i) a battery also in the molithpiece having electrio


3,200,819 5 con,nection to the socket and exposed in the socket to the plug for on,-rgizing the electric bulb. 9 ' A smolceless non-tobacco cigarette as claimed in claim 8 further comprisin@ (k) a battery receiving cavity in the mouthpiece in- 5 wardly of the socket, (1) a battery removably mounted throtigh the socket into the cavity and having (m) inner and outer contacts, said plua having (n) an inner end contact for closing against said 10 outer contact, and (o) a contact strip connecting the inner battery contact with the soc'k-et, 10. A smokeless non-tobacco cigarette as cl . aimed in claim I in which said mouthpiece (f) comprises 15 (h) a spider internal construction having (i) spaced internal and external concentric rings having (j) air draft spaces therebetween, (k) radiatin.- angularly spaced arnis connecting the 20 rings, (1) a threaded socl-,et in the inner ring, (m) a battery cavity in the inner rin.- inwardly of tfie socket, (n) a battery in the cavity electrically connected to the socket, said heating means having a screw plug adapted to be entered into the socket and electrically connected to the battery. References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 726,037 4/03 Ferre --------------- 128-200 962,617 6/10 Bucceri -------------- 129-201 2,204,312 6/40 Huxter -------------- 128-192 2,696,382 12/54 Gelardin, 21702,033 2/55 Pardeinan ------------ 128-201 2,721,551 10155 Lobl ---------------- 128-208 2,860,638 11/58 Bartolomeo ---------- 128-201 FOREIGN PATENTS 566,647 4/58 Belgium. 960,469 10/49 France. RICI-IARD A. GAUDET, Pi-imary Exainine@r,

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